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The first aid to the student

The last December days in institutions as well as other institutions of higher education, like the situation, work miracles. There are classmates who have disappeared yet at the source of the semester, along the corridors, crowds of students with dusty notebooks, as well as written notebooks with lectures, are hurrying along the corridors, gloomy teachers are rubbing their hands busily at the sight of an unknown member of the student brotherhood, but in the rooms there is silence, occasionally interrupted by the rustling of cheat sheets also by mobile phone calls . The culprit of this nightmare is the winter session. By the way, about mobile phones. Today they almost all students have to eat, so the trivial task begins: but is it not possible to adapt them for solving tactical, or, more accurately, mathematical problems in the academic work also when passing the exams? Such functionality of the phone would appeal to students of technical universities.

No sooner said than done. We go to the page of the Calc project, and by the appropriate link, we upload the appropriate midlet. Various versions of the program are available, including for devices that support MIDP 2.0 specification, but similar for "nocturnal" as well "Siemens". A complete list of supported phones is available on the developer's web page.

Later, the installation of the application into memory, it will require a small adjustment. In the first couple of steps, you need to determine the control keys, but on the third you should select the Smooth font mode, which greatly facilitates its perception on high-quality color displays. However, it is also possible to do fine tuning of the parameters later.

The possibilities of this Java-calculator are truly enormous, and they are even more than enough to protect a doctoral dissertation. Calc can build graphics, produce engineering, scientific, static and financial calculations. In addition, the work with matrices is also supported by the conversion of physical quantities, but by enabling the programming mode, it is allowed to adapt the phone to solve almost any tasks, because the program contains more than two hundred functions!

Managing all the crowd of operations is not so easy. Here, too, the joystick of the phone also comes to the menu of the calculator, specially broken down into separate functions. Beginning users will undoubtedly use the following diagram explaining the tree structure of the menu: For example, to go to the section of basic mathematical operations, go to the heart of the menu and press the joystick up. And for static calculation, you'll have to "float" in the course buddy: one day down (the Special tab) also then to the right (Stat tab). At first, all the small things are confused, but over time, such an organization of the program menu fences itself up one hundred percent.

We also add that if you want, you can choose one of four font sizes, switch to full screen mode (only for version MIDP 2.0), clear the saved data, and reset all previously set settings.

In general, it's time to throw away your ancient calculator.